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My Summer of George

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Can you believe summer is over? Portland Public Schools started on August 27th, last Thursday. That seems really early to me. When I was a kid, school started after Labor Day. The weather is also starting to turn cooler now. We had a hotter than usual summer, but I didn’t mind it at all. We [...]

Happy Stay at Home Dad Day!

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Father's Day is this weekend and I’m inventing Stay At Home Dad Day! We should get an extra pancake because being a stay at home dad is a lot tougher than you can imagine. Anyway, it’s been a while since I wrote about RB40 Junior so I’d like bring you up to speed. Life has [...]

The New Nature Based Playground is a lot of Fun

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Last month, we read about the new “nature based” playground at Westmoreland Park in Portland. The idea is to replace metal and plastic play structurs with logs, rocks, sands, and other natural material. That sounds good to me. The park is only about 10 minutes drive from our home so it's conveniently located. RB40 Junior [...]

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We had a somewhat interesting week here at the Retire by 40 household. For the last week or so, RB40 Junior has been running to the restroom to “make water” every 5-10 minutes. We kept a log when we were watching Return of The Jedi and he went 14 times! On the up side, he [...]